Peru - Aqua Luxury Upper Amazon River Cruise
 
2015 Rates Suite Master Suite
7 nights $7385 $7735
4 nights $4220 $4420
3 nights $3165 $3315
2015 Departure Dates

All rates are per person, in US dollars and subject to change at any time
Single supplement = 25%
Third person on sofa bed = 20% discount
Children under 12 = 20% discount (if third person pays $500 per night)
Children under 7 not allowed aboard
Air NOT included
Itineraries subject to change at any time

 

 

Luxury
Amazon River Cruise


Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the earth's mightiest river - the Amazon. The first true luxury vessel in the region, the M/V Aqua caters to the most discriminating and adventurous of world travelers, providing an unforgettable journey into areas penetrated by only a privileged few. As your ship docks along the river, knowledgeable and experienced naturalists will take you, via small launches, into remote estuaries in the Peruvian rain forest and the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. As you explore these pristine wilderness areas teeming with wildlife, you will also encounter local people living in villages as they have for centuries. And when the day's sightseeing is over, the comforts of your luxurious floating hotel will await you.

Guests may choose three-, four-, or seven-night itineraries. Each day will bring amazing new wonders, as guests set out with guides in a fleet of three launches to float toward the source of the mighty Amazon. Each day, you will explore the small inlets and various winding river systems that make up the flooded forest. Pacaya Samiria Reserve, located on the headwaters of the Amazon basin, spans more than five million acres. Twice the size of Yellowstone Park, it teems with wildlife and aquatic life. Visitors will have the opportunity to see hundreds of species, including the endangered pink Amazon dolphin, black alligator, and giant river otter.

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Map
3 nights Sat-Tues, 4 nights Tues-Sat, 7 nights Sat-Sat

Accommodations
M/V Aqua is Aqua Expedition's 130-foot flagship. Its 12 luxury guest suites, designed by an internationally renowned Peruvian interior designer, measure a generous 230 to 240 square feet, and feature large, outward facing panoramic windows and en suite sitting areas. All suites are air conditioned, and four are interconnected, to cater to families. Guests can socialize in the dining room, bar, on the observation deck and in the outdoor lounge. There is also a small boutique. You'll be served by a crew of 14, plus three skilled guides. Rates include all excursions, meals, and wine with meals.

 

Suites
All of the M/V Aqua's oversized suites measure a spacious 230 square feet, with a comfortable en suite seating area and extra-large windows that enable you to get the "big picture" of the rivers and their banks from the comfort of your air-conditioned room.
All suites are decorated to create the feeling of a luxury lodge on the Amazon River, complete with Amazon photography by French photographer Jean Claude Constant. Sheet and bedspreads are 100% Peruvian cotton, with at least a 280-thread count.

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Suite

Master Suites
For the ultimate luxury aboard the M/V Aqua, book one of spacious master suites, measuring a generous 240 square feet and including a separate, intimate seating area for optimum privacy. These four fully air-conditioned suites, 105, 106, 205, and 206, face outward at the very front of the vessel, and are wrapped in panoramic glass windows. Open the curtain at the foot of your California king-sized (or separate singles) bed at night and count the constellations in a sky filled with brilliant stars. The Master Suites, like all of our luxury suites, contain a private bath, complete with all necessities, plus a shower that has hot water around the clock, a hairdryer, and a basket of luxury toiletries.

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Master Suite

The fine Peruvian linens, with a thread count in the hundreds, sooth you to sleep with a sense of elegant luxury. And there is an internal communication system, to facilitate announcements. For the most luxurious Aqua Expeditions Experience, book a Master Suite.

Dining Room
Gaze out at the great wilderness from the elegant comfort of the ship's dining room. Fine china and crystal and superb service are part of the experience, matching what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant in Lima. Choose to dine Š deux, or at a table accommodating your whole family or your new friends.

Menu & Description
Fine dining, deep in the Amazon jungle, may sound like unlikely - yet you will find it aboard the M/V Aqua. Executive chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Lima's culinary stars, has created a menu that draws on both Peruvian and European influence. Wine is included with meals, giving you the opportunity to experience a range of the finest South American vintages.

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Dining

Special Requests
M/V Aqua will make every attempt to accommodate special requests, and to deal with dietary requirements. Because the M/V Aqua sails in such a remote area, all requests must be made at least 30 days in advance.

Indoor Lounge
Relax between Amazon adventures, or enjoy a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, in our air-conditioned Indoor Bar, a soothing oasis in an exotic location. The atmosphere is casual, the music is soft, and the conversation is good.

Outdoor Lounge
Drinks and light snacks are available in our Outdoor Lounge, perfect any time, but especially lovely at night, when you can see stars glistening brighter than you have ever seen before.

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Indoor & Outdoor Lounge

Observation Deck
You will find that you spend a lot of time on the generous top-level Observation Deck, sunbathing, reading a good book, enjoying some down time after an excursion, or simply watching the river go by.  

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Lounge
   

Seasons
Aqua Expeditions operates year-round, and every voyage is uniquely appealing, based on the changing seasons. During the wet season, the river and estuaries grow, allowing launch boats to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the dry season, the river recedes and beautiful sandy river beaches form.

Safety
Every effort is made to ensure the safety of all passengers aboard The M/V Aqua. The vessel is equipped with backup radio communication equipment, utilizing a separate battery pack and satellite telephone service. It is also fully outfitted with lifejackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin. There is also energy lighting and emergency signs in the passage ways. Its three aluminum launch boats, which can double as life boats in an emergency, are equipped with four-stroke low emission engines, and can remain in constant communication with the main vessel. Each launch boat can accommodate 8-10 passengers. Guides and certain crew members are first-aid trained. A crew member is assigned to keep watch around the clock, whether the vessel is sailing or docked.

Medical and Health
Guests should be in good physical health in order to be able to make the most of their Amazon Cruise. Visiting the area involves the use of small motorized skiffs and at times may include some possible wet landings. The daily nature excursions may include walking on irregular terrain, and getting in and out of the skiffs occasionally requires some physical effort. Walking excursions may last up to one hour. Malaria and yellow fever vaccinations are not required for travelers coming into the region, but are recommended.

Itineraries
Detailed Itinerary for cruises from June to November (pdf format)
Detailed Itinerary for cruises from December to May (pdf format)

DECK PLAN:

Aqua Luxury Amazon River Cruise, Peru - Deck Plan
SPECIFICATIONS:

Built: 2007
Port of embarkation: Iquitos, Peru
Vesselís Registry: Peru
Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
Length: 130 feet / 39.80 m
Beam: 24 feet / 7.30 m
Draft: 7.3 feet / 2.25m
Gross Tonnage: 180 tons
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Electricity: 220 volts
Engines: 2 new Cummins 380 HP Marine Engines
Generators: 1 x 95 KVA Cummins and 1 x 65 KVA Cummins (encapsulated for noise reduction)
Water: 7000-liter water treatment plant
Safety: Radio communication with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin. 
Launch Boats: Three auxiliary aluminum launch boats equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communication with the main vessel. Each boat has a capacity of 8-10 passengers.
Crew: crew of 21 on board including 3 naturalists, a paramedic and cruise director at all times.
Accommodation: Up to 24 passengers with private facilities (Additional accommodation for one child in each cabin)

Cabins 12 suites:
- 4 Master Suites measuring 240 sq. ft.
- 8 Suites measuring 230 sq. ft.
- All outside-facing with large panoramic windows
- All air conditioned with en suite sitting areas
- 4 interconnecting suites for families

Cabin features: 
- Twin beds that can be converted to a California king-sized bed
- En suite sitting area
- Internal communications system
- Well-appointed bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer, and a basket of toiletries.
- Hot water around the clock.

Social Areas:               
- Indoor Bar-Lounge
- Dining Room
- Outside Lounge
- Observation Deck
- Boutique

 

INCLUDES DOES NOT INCLUDE YOU SHOULD BRING
  • All meals onboard
  • All excursions
  • Wine with meals
  • All beverages except premium brands
  • Transfers to and from Iquitos
  • Pacaya Samiria entrance fee
  • International or local flights 
  • Laundry, liquor, tips
  • Personal Items
  • Items not mentioned
  • Day Pack
  • Water bottle
  • Head Lamp or Flashlight
  • Hat
  • Personal clothing
  • Insect repellent
 

Reservations

 

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